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by Green
November 14th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

Good Stuff Green... I’m glad to see you have quite a few years of data showing the actual first frost as compared to historic first frost. I have seen the same here, but only have 3 years experience. Thanks. Just to clarify, the data I tracked was when growth stopped. I define stopped as "Grass doe...
by Green
November 13th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

Andy: Thanks. That's what learning is...collecting ideas, asking questions, observing, trying things, and seeing what happens. Then, figuring out why, and refining. Keep teaching. I've been doing this long enough to know that if the overall weather patterns keep up this year, the result will be simi...
by Green
November 12th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

Note that this modification still leaves room for a 4.5-week pause, based upon the earliest date I observed growth to stop, ever (which was in 2014, when I winterized on November 23rd). In case anyone is interested in my historical data and how I analyzed it here is a list of my area's optimal lawn ...
by Green
November 12th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

A slightly more advanced topic, and still a work-in-progress... A few years ago, I started noticing that the pause period (between average first frost and when growth stops) was consistently dragging on for about 6-8 weeks in my area. I noted this, and asked on here if grass really needed that much ...
by Green
November 12th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Friends 1.5 acres of k31 reno
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Friends 1.5 acres of k31 reno

I'm always amazed by how fast both KY-31 and Perennial Ryegrass establish and look like a full lawn.
by Green
November 12th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Growth Stoppage
Replies: 17
Views: 850

Re: Growth Stoppage

I live in central Connecticut and last yer I applied Urea on 12/01/18. I still have some very slow growth but temps dropping quick this week but look to bounce back next week so not sure when to apply Urea this year. Makes sense...12/1 has been about the average date for mine as well, over the past...
by Green
November 9th, 2019, 1:56 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Growth Stoppage
Replies: 17
Views: 850

Re: Growth Stoppage

I have one area that will probably stop in about 2 weeks, as usual. Other areas tend to stop in very late November or early December. I'm normally applying the last app between Thanksgiving and the first week of December.
by Green
November 9th, 2019, 1:54 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Nomix plugs?
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: Nomix plugs?

As has been said already, plugs in a mix work great, but the fill-in ability is lower for the other species. But use what you have, or what you need to match the grass you have. This time of year, you just want to get them planted before the ground freezes. I wouldn't get too hung up the type of gra...
by Green
November 5th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Friends 1.5 acres of k31 reno
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Friends 1.5 acres of k31 reno

That's really good coverage from a distance. Any irrigation used?
by Green
October 31st, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tru-Green Winterizing the Snowy Lawns?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Tru-Green Winterizing the Snowy Lawns?

They're getting paid. So the priority is get the product down and get paid...not so much the results, which are really secondary to getting things done. It likely won't hurt anything. Whether it'll be effective or not is another thing. I think soil temps will be the overriding factor there.
by Green
October 29th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thinking of experimenting with Serenade/Nu-Film for snow mold
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Thinking of experimenting with Serenade/Nu-Film for snow mold

I'm considering doing a late Fall (sometime between mid December and Christmas, probably) application of Serenade with Nu-Film added. I want to see if it helps with snow mold and/or Winter desiccation.
by Green
October 29th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn companies apparently love fertilizing during the pause
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Lawn companies apparently love fertilizing during the pause

I see the opposite around here. They stop fertilizing too soon, often. Maybe it's the difference in local law re: Nitrogen?? Here, our soil doesn't lend itself to leaching many nutrients so applying fertilizer in late November isn't a big problem. You guys tend to have higher pH, and more clay, rig...
by Green
October 29th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn companies apparently love fertilizing during the pause
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Lawn companies apparently love fertilizing during the pause

andy10917 wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 7:06 pm
There are places that prohibit the application of fertilizer after November 1st.
Yup. That was on my mind when I was thinking about it. But not where I am.
by Green
October 29th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: What is Jacklin seed J-1136?
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: What is Jacklin seed J-1136?

Stripes3 wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Nevermind from Jacklin....

J-1136 Kentucky bluegrass is an experimental variety currently under evaluation.
Yeah, that figures. I couldn't even find it listed in the CTBT.
by Green
October 29th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Lawn companies apparently love fertilizing during the pause
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Lawn companies apparently love fertilizing during the pause

I've noticed a lot of lawn companies fertilizing during the pause for years now. Yes, they have lots of customers and have to stagger them, but how clueless can they be? My neighbor's yard was fertilized today and it appears that 0.7-0.75 lb/K of soluble Urea went down based on the white prill distr...
by Green
October 26th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Friends 1.5 acres of k31 reno
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Friends 1.5 acres of k31 reno

Cool. Looks like it's going great. That's going to be a very nice "utility lawn" eventually.
by Green
October 25th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is this rust? I hope so.
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Is this rust? I hope so.

You hope it's rust?! Not sure I understand that. Rust is not fun.

It looks like early rust to me.
by Green
October 22nd, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Newly Seeded Lawn-Winterize or Not
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Newly Seeded Lawn-Winterize or Not

Will the growth stoppage for a newly seeded lawn be the same time as an established lawn? I’d hate to pull the trigger early and get growth that will just be damaged. You think the window is the same? It seems to be about the same, but the new grass tends to stay greener longer into the Winter, if ...
by Green
October 22nd, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Beer on lawn
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Beer on lawn

Maizan24 wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 4:54 am
Was able to get it done yesterday. Ended up spraying about 7 or 8 gallons! My grass will probably wake up today with a hangover.
This is going to be interesting. I wonder if the leaves will break down extra fast...
by Green
October 21st, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Beer on lawn
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Beer on lawn

Don't pour it, but spraying it is OK - good food for the microherd. Yeah was going to transfer it to a tank sprayer and apply that way. Have a couple buddies coming by today to help me put a dent in it but I'd imagine there will still be left overs. Still have probably half if not more of a half ke...